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A man, a whale, an obsession

User Review  - Aaron D, Data Analyst - Borders

Growing up as a full-fledged member of the MTV generation, I always believed the hype that portrayed Moby-Dick as the impenetrable fortress of American novels. Aside from its famous opening line ... Read full review

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Though descriptions of the types of whales, whaling, whaling implements, etc. can take up most of this novel (and bore one to tears), there are sections of the book that are absolutely sublime. Ultimately it can be read as a book about perceptual bias and how people are notoriously narrow-minded and way too biased/focused/obssessed for their own good. The whale's eyes, on the other hand, see two different worlds simultaneously... 

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